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presidential history



  • The White House is upending decades of protocol for policy-making

    The public record shows that Trump’s team has either ignored, manipulated or subverted the requirements for analysis and participation on numerous policy actions that range from addressing climate change to the division of waiters'tips.



  • Who Owns Theodore Roosevelt?

    by Clay Risen

    From Elizabeth Warren to Mike Pence, politicians want to claim America’s 26th president as their inspiration. They might want to reconsider.



  • The President Didn't Always Have Power Over Trade Deals

    by William Hauk

    Until the 1930s, it was Congress that set the terms of U.S. trade negotiations with other countries and raised and lowered tariffs as it saw fit, while the president did little but sign his name.